Mass Schedule

Saturday, December 8th – Holy Day of Obligation 

Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Friday -5:30pm
Saturday – 10:00am
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Saturday: 4:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am, 5:00pm

Weekdays: Monday through Friday 7:00am
Saturday 8:00am
Holy Days: 7:00am and 7:00pm
Vigil Mass: 5:30pm

First Friday Adoration: 7:30am to 9:00pm,
closing with Benediction
First Saturday Rosary: 8:30am
Daily Rosary: 7:30am
Divine Mercy Chaplet Friday: 3:00pm

Confessions: Saturday 3:00pm to 3:45pm.
Also available other times by appointment.
Baptisms: First three Sundays of the month at 12:30pm by appointment
Marriage: arranged at least six months in advance at the Rectory

Welcome New Parishoners!

A word of welcome to new parishioners! Please introduce yourselves to Fr. John or Deacon Joe so that we can better serve you. We hope that you will become involved with our parish, and we look forward to your presence and participation each week. Parish contact information is here.

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Parish News Updates

No Coffee and Donuts During December

There will be no coffee & donuts served after the Sunday morning Masses for the remainder of the month of December. We invite everyone to visit our Cookie Sale after the morning Masses this weekend, and our Christmas Pageant at 12 noon next weekend, both in the Parish Center. We wish all our Coffee & Donut Volunteers a Very Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!

Advent Reconciliation

On Sunday, December 23rd, following the 5:00pm Mass, there will be an Advent Reconciliation Service. Please join us as we prepare to celebrate Christmas by clearing the darkness of sin so that we may welcome Jesus, the Light of the world.

Christmas Pageant

Please join the children of St. Ann’s as they perform this year’s Christmas Pageant – a great tradition to share with the whole family – all are welcome. The Pageant will take place on Sunday, December 16th at noon – following the 11:00am Mass!

The 2018 Giving Tree Project

You are asked to bring the present unwrapped, with the gift tag from the giving tree attached, by 5 p.m. Saturday, December 15th. WHITE tags are for infant gifts, RED are for girl gifts, and GREEN are for boy gifts. We want to thank the Knights of Columbus for their dedicated efforts in this worthwhile project.

Lectors – Eucharistic Ministers

There are sign-up sheets in the vesting room for the Christmas and New Year’s Masses for our Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, and Altar Servers to assist. We thank you for your help!

5th Annual Cookie Sale – This Sunday!

The 5th Annual Cookie Sale will be held on Sunday, December 9th, in the Parish Center after all the morning Masses. Additional cookie boxes will be sold at Parish Center $5/box. This event is sponsored by the 10th grade Confirmation Candidates. We hope to see you all there.

First Reconciliation

On Saturday, December 1st, our grade 2 students received the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time. We ask that you keep these youngsters in your prayers as they continue to prepare for their First Holy Communion.

Christmas Pageant!

Our annual Christmas pageant will be held on Sunday, December 16th at noon. Students can signup outside of the Faith Formation Office if they’d like to participate. We have a variety of roles to be covered for those who would like speaking, non-speaking or singing parts. Please consider getting involved with this year’s event as we gather to bring the true meaning of Christmas to our parish community.

Rehearsals are scheduled for:
November 28  5:30pm to 7:00pm
December 5 & 12: 5:30pm to 7:00pm
December 15: Dress Rehearsal 9:00am to 10:30
December 16: 10:30am to 11:30am

Show at noon!

Organization Meetings

St. Vincent De Paul Society
There will be a meeting of the St. Vincent de Paul Society on Monday, December 10th, at 7:00pm in the Parish Center. All members are urged to attend.


St. Ann’s Knights of Columbus
There will be a regular business meeting of the Council on Wednesday, December 12th, 7:30pm in the church basement. All members are urged to attend.

 

Christmas Flowers

If you would like to help decorate the Church for Christmas, feel free to send your donations in the “Christmas Flowers” envelope you received with your weekly budget envelope. If you would like to do this in memory of a loved one, you may write their name(s) on the envelope. If you did not receive a “Christmas Flowers” envelope, you may use an ordinary envelope but be sure to write on it Christmas Flowers.

December Bulletin Deadlines

Our Deadline for Bulletin copy is Monday at noon for the upcoming Sunday bulletin. All announcements can be neatly written and delivered to the parish office, or can be emailed to office@stannsraynham.org. Due to the December holiday schedules, our bulletin company has changed the following weekly deadlines:


Bulletin Date:                Due in Parish Office by:

Sunday December 16th…Friday Dec. 7th @noon
Sunday December 23rd…Thursday Dec. 13th @ noon
Sunday December 30th…Thursday Dec. 20th @ noon

Annual Appeal

The returns for the Annual Appeal are coming in quite steadily. Thank you so much for your generosity. Even in these difficult economic times it is edifying to witness the commitment our parishioners have to St. Ann’s Parish. If you have not received a mailing regarding the Appeal you may find the letter and the financial report at the doors of the church. Thanks again to those who have already given and thanks to those who will give!

Attention Young Adults!

The Young Adult Program “Forward” provides an outlet for the young adults at Saint Ann’s with an opportunity to interact with individuals in their same age group that encounter similar issues in their daily lives. We plan to have Bible Studies as well as regular social gatherings at the Parish center.

For those of you who feel that you have not been able to find a niche for yourself in the Parish community since high school, this is your opportunity to get connected and dive more deeply into your faith as a Catholic adult. If you are between the ages of 20 and 30ish and you are interested in the Forward Young Adult Program at Saint Ann’s, please reach out to SaintAnnYoungAdultProgram@gmail.com.  Thank you for your interest!

Interested In Becoming An Altar Server?

The duties of those girls and boys and young women and men who serve at the altar are integral to the celebration of the Mass. They must be mature enough to understand their responsibilities and to carry them out with appropriate reverence. They must have received First Holy Communion and they must attend Mass on a regular basis. If you are interested in becoming an altar server and are in fourth grade or higher, please contact the Parish Office to indicate your interest. (508-823-9833) You will then be notified concerning two mandatory training sessions, to be held in December. In these sessions, we will review the duties one performs as an altar server and address any questions you may have about your responsibilities. A second opportunity to express an interest in becoming an altar server will be offered in late November when Deacon Joe will visit fourth-grade faith formation classes.

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